I think that this a question of real significance and urgency.
There has been a fall of 33% in the numbers of pupils taking ICT at GCSE level (in the last 3 years) – and it’s still ‘compulsory’! Clearly there is a ‘message’ here.
The Royal Society has commissioned an investigation into the problem because of the danger to the economic prospects of the UK – and I agree that it really is that serious.
Read the project overview here
If you’re someone who likes to get the brief synopsis then you might like to have a look at the article by Terry Freedman.
If you feel able to contribute to the discussion then there is a call for evidence – download the PDF and have a look.
I feel a rant coming on so I’d best post this article quickly …